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Catalogue of 

Occidental College 

1 595- 1 599. 



Theodohe Ghapijj^, Pkinter 
212 WiiiSON Block 


Por the Academic Year, Sept. 20, 1299— June 19, 1900 


September 20 — Dece^nber 22 

Sept. 20 Admission of students. Examinations. 
Nov. 30. Thanksgiving Day. 

Dec. 15 Literary exhibition — Collegiate department 
Vacation — Dec. 23 — Jan. 2. 


January 3 — March 2^ 

Jan. 3. Examinations for removal of conditions. 
Jan. 8. Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees. 
Jan. 25. Day of Prayer for Colleges. 
Feb. 22. Washington's Birthday. 
Mar. 16. Literary Exhibition — Preparatory Depart- 
Vacation — Mar. 24 — Apr. 2. 


April ^ — June ig 

Apr. 3. Examination for removal of conditions. 
May 30. Memorial Day. 


June 17. Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Sermon before the Christian Associations 
of the College. 
June 18. Semi-annual Meeting of the Board of 
Afternoon — Class Day Exercises. 
Evening — Graduating Exercises of the Sen- 
ior Preparatory Class. 
June 19. Annual Commencement. 

Board of Crustces 

Term expiring January, 1900: 


Term expiring January, 1901: 


Term expiring January, 1902: 

REV. W. J. CfllCHESTER, D. D., 

Term expiring January, 1903: 


Term expiring January, 1904: 


Officers of the Board 

President and Field Secretary, 


824 Westlake Ave., Los Angeles. 



1718 South Flower St., Los Angeles. 



247 East 30th St., Los Angeles. 


201 Currier Block, Los Angeles. 

Committees of the Board 

Grounds and Buildings — Rev Wni. S. Young, Rev. A. 
B. Prichard, Messrs. Geo. A. Howard, J. C. Salis- 
bury, W. H. Kelso. 

Library and Apparatus — S. S. Salisbury, M. D., Hon. 
Thomas R. Bard, Mr. W. H. Kelso. 

Curriculum — Rev. A. A. Dinsmore, D. D., Rev. Wm. 
S. Young, Rev. Hugh K. Walker. 

Morals and Discipline — Rev. Hugh K. Walker, Hon. 
Prank P. Flint, Mr. James McFadden. 

Finance — Rev, A. A. Dinsmore, I). D., Hon. Edwin 
Baxter, S. S. Salisbury, M. D. 

Degrees — Rev. Wm. S. Young, Mr. J. C. Salisbury, 
Rev. E. S. McKittrick, D. D. 

Executive — Rev. Hugh K. Walker, Rev. Wm. S. 
Young, Rev. A. A. Dinsmore, D. D., Mr. J. C. Salis- 
bury, Hon. Edwin Baxter. 


President and Prof, of History and Political Economy 

Lady Principal and Professor of Mathematics. 

Professor of Latin and Dean of the Faculty. 

Professor of Logic and Sociology. 

J. A. GORDON, D. D., 
Professor of Rhetoric, Literature and Philosophy. 

Professor of Greek and Spanish. 

Professor of Natural Science. 

Professor of French and German. 

Instructor in English. 

Professor of Vocal and Instrumental Music. 

Violin Instructor. 

Instructor in Elocution and Physical Culture. 

Lecturer on Hygiene. 

Ristorical Statement 

Occidental College was founded in 1887 by an asso- 
ciation of ministers and elders representing Presbyter- 
ian churches of Los Angeles and vicinity. 

The Board of Trustees is a self-perpetuating body. 
The charter provides that a majority of the Trustees 
shall be members of the Presbyterian church. In ac- 
cordance with an agreement made in 1896, the Board 
elects persons to fill vacancies from among nominees 
chosen by the Presbytery of Los Angeles. 

The institution has been strongly endorsed by the 
Synod of California. It is earnestly supported by the 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of the 
United States through its Board of Aid for Colleges 
and Academies. 

As an institution under the care and control of a 
church that has, throughout its history, been an earn- 
est promoter of the higher Christian culture. Occidental 
College aims to give to its students, through a wide 
and thorough study of the arts and the sciences and of 
Christian truth, a complete collegiate education, and 
to influence them to use their knowledge and their 
powers for the highest ends. 

The building erected in 1888 for the use of the 
College, was, with nearly all its contents, destroyed by 
fire in 1896. 

A new building, commodious, attractive, every way 
suited to its purpose, has been erected, and is now in 
use. As soon as money for the purpose shall be avail- 


able, the Assembly Hall provided for in the plan will 
be added, and other rooms will be finished and 
fitted up. 

Through the generosity of Mrs. Nettie F. McCor- 
mick and sons of Chicago, and other friends, an addi- 
tional building has been provided, designed for the De- 
partment of Natural Science, a valuable addition to 
the material equipment of the College. 

These new buildings are situated at Highland Park, 
midway between Pasadena and Los Angeles — a choice 
location, healthful, easy of access, being on three lines 
of communication between the two cities, already 
chosen as a place of residence by a number of the best 
families, likely to become, within a few years, the 
home of a large community of cultured, refined, Chris- 
tian people. 

The Presbyterian church at Highland Park, under 
the pastoral care of Rev. H. P. Wilber, one of the pro- 
fessors of the College, offers exceptional attractions, as 
a church home, to students and others residing tempo- 
rarily or permanently in this part of the city. 

Courses and Degrees 

There are three general courses, each leading to a 
degree, and requiring four years study in College; the 
Classical, the Literary and the Scientific. The first 
leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts; the second, to 
that of Bachelor of Literature; the third, to that of 
Bachelor of Science. 

The distinctive requirement of the Classical is 
Greek and six years of Latin ; of the Literary, General 
Literature; of the Scientific, Zoology, and a more ex- 
tended study of Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, 
Botany and Mathematics. 

It is strongly recommended that every student who 
can do so take a complete course. But, at the discre- 
tion of the Faculty, students may, when prepared 
therefor, be admitted to special courses, for which cer- 
tificates will be given. 

Synopsis of Collegiate Courses of Study 

CUssicaU Hiterary* Scientific* 



C. L. S. 

Bible History, 1 1 1 1 

Latin: Livy, III, 1 4 

Greek: Odyssey, III, 2 4 

Milton, Macaulay, III, 4 3 3 3 

Reading: Milton, III, 4 

General Literature: English, III, 5 4 

Rhetoric,IV 4 4 4 

College Algebra, VI 4 4 4 

Zoology, VII, 6 4 

eteCTIVESi One Taken 

German, 111,6 4 4 

French, III, 6 4 4 

Latin: Livy, III, 1 4 



Bible History,! 1 1 1 

Latin: Horace, III, 1 4 

Greek: Xenophon, III, 2 4 

Reading: Helps, III, 4 

General Literature: French, III, 5 4 

NOTE, — C, denotes the Classical course; Z,., the Literary; 
5., the Scientific, The Ro^nan numerals and the figures con- 
nected with them refer respectively to Departments of instruction 
and divisions of the same. See page ig. 

The numbers in colum^ns indicate the courses in which sub- 
jects are taken, and the number of recitations a week. 


C. L. 8. 

History: England, V 4 4 4 

College Algebra, VI 4 4 4 

Zoology, VII, 6 4 

Botany, VII,5 3 3 3 


German, 111,6 4 4 

French, III, 6 4 4 

Latin: Horace, III, 1 4 



Bible History, I Ill 

Latin: Horace, III, 1 4 

Greek: Aeschines, 111,2 4 

Reading: Carlyle, III, 4 

General Literature: German, III, 5 4 

History: England, V 2 2 2 

College Algebra, VI 4 4 4 

Botany, VII,5 5 5 5 


German, III, 6 4 4 

French, 111,6 4 4 

Latin: Horace, III, 1 4 



The Gospels, I Ill 

Latin: Cicero, III, 1 4 

Greek: Demosthenes, III, 2 4 

English Literature, 111,4 2 2 

Reading: Wordsworth, Coleridge, III, 4 

General Literature : Italian, III, 5 4 

Plane Trigonometry, VI 4 4 4 


C. L. S. 

Anatomy, Physiology, VII, 7 3 

Zoology, VII, 6 4 

General Chemistry, VII, 3 5 5 

Analytical Chemistry, VII, 3 4 

ELECTlVESi One Token 

German, 111,6 4 4 

French, III, 6 4 4 

Latin: Cicero, III, 1 4 



Bible: The Acts, 1 1 1 1 

Latin: Tacitus, III, 1 4 

Greek: Plato, III, 2 4 

English Literature, III, 4 2 2 

Reading: Cowper, 111,4 

General Literature: Italian, English, III, 5.. 4 

Trigonometry, Surveying, VI 4 4 4 

Anatomy, Physiology, VII, 7 3 

Zoology, VII, 6 2 

Botany, VII, 5 2 

General Chemistry, VII, 3 5 6 

Analytical Chemistry, VII, 3 4 

CLCCTIveSi One Taken 

German, 111,6 4 4 

French, 111,6 4 4 

Latin: Tacitus, III, 1 4 



The New Testament, I Ill 

Latin: Juvenal, III, 1 4 

Greek: Dramas, 111,2 4 

English Literature, III, 4 2 2 


C. L. S. 

Reading: Dryden, Pope, Addison, III, 4 

General Literature: English, III, 5 4 

Study of Words, III, 4 4 4 4 

Practical Physiology, VII, 7 2 

Botany, VII, 5 6 

General Chemistry, VII, 3 5 5 

Analytical Chemistry, VII, 3 4 


German, 111,6 4 4 

French, III, 6 4 4 

Latin: Juvenal, 111,1 4 


Epistle to the Ephesians, Conflict with Hea- 
thenism, I Ill 

The Reformation, V 3 3 3 

Psychology, II, 3 4 4 4 

Logic, II, 4 4 4 

Tennyson, 111,4 1 1 1 

Reading: Idylls of the King, III, 4 

Analytical Geometry, VI 4 

Geology, VII, 4 3 3 8 


Logic, II, 4 4 

Pedagogy, II, 7 4 4 4 

General Literature: Italian, III, 5 4 4 

Literature and Style, III, 5 4 4 4 

Analytical Geometry, VI 4 4 

Zoology, VII, 6 4 4 

Analytical Chemistry, VII, 3 4 4 




C. L. S. 

The Person of Christ, Conflict with Heathen- 
ism, I Ill 

The Reformation, V ; Christian Evidences, II, 1 3 3 3 

Psychology, II, 3; Rhetoric, IV 4 4 4 

Political Economy, II, 7 4 4 

Browning, 111,4 Ill 

Reading: Wordsworth, III, 4 

Analytical Geometry, VI 4 

Geology, VII, 4 3 3 3 

ELCCTIveS; One Taken 
Logic, II, 4 4 

Pedagogy, 11,7 4 4 4 

Political Economy, II, 8 4 

General Literature: Italian, English, III, 5.. 4 4 

General Literature: Historical Survey, III, 5, 4 4 4 

Analytical Geometry, VI 4 4 

Zoology, VII, 6 4 4 

Analytical Chemistry, VII, 3 4 4 



Epistle to the Hebrews, Conflict with Hea- 
thenism, I Ill 

Christian Evidences, II, 1 3 3 3 

Rhetoric, Criticism, IV 4 4 4 

Wordsworth, III, 4 Ill 

Reading, Elizabeth Browning, III, 4 

Political Economy, II, 8 4 4 


C. L. S. 

Differential Calculus, VI 4 

Geology, VII, 4 3 3 3 

CLeCTIveSi one Taken 

Pedagogy, II, 7 4 4 4 

Political Economy, II, 8 4 

Sociology, 11,10 4 4 4 

General Literature: English, III, 5 4 

Mechanics, VI 4 4 4 

Differential Calculus, VI 4 4 

Analytical Chemistry, VII, 3 4 4 



Epistle to the Romans, I Ill 

Metaphysics, II, 5 4 4 

Constitutional History, II, 9 2 2 2 

Reading: Spenser, 111,4 

History of Civilization, V 3 3 

Integral Calculus, VI 3 

Physics, VII, 2 6 

Seminary in Science, VII, 8 1 

CLCCTIveSj Six Hours 

Effects of Christianity, II, 1 3 3 3 

Metaphysics, II, 5 4 

History of Philosophy, 11,6 3 3 

Pedagogy, 11,7 3 3 3 

Jurisprudence, 11,9 3 3 3 

Bacon, Macaulay, III, 4 3 3 3 

History of Civilization, V 3 


C. L. S. 

Integral Calculus, VI 3 3 

Anatomy, Physiology, VII, 7 3 3 

Physics, VII, 2 5 5 

Seminary in Science, VII, 8 1 1 



Biblical Poetry, 1 1 1 1 

Theism, 11,1 3 3 3 

Ethics, 11,2 2 2 2 

Constitutional History, 11,9 Ill 

Physics, VII, 2 5 

Seminary in Science, VII, 8 1 

Elementary Astronomy, VII, 1 3 3 

General Astronomy, VII, 1 3 


History of Philosophy, 11,6 3 3 

Pedagogy, 11,7 3 3 

Browning, 111,4 3 3 

Modern History, V 3 3 

Anatomy, Physiology, VII, 7 3 3 

Physics, VII, 2 5 5 

Seminary in Science, VII, 8 1 1 



Bible: Prophecy, I Ill 

Theism, 11,1 3 3 3 

Ethics, II, 2 2 2 2 

Constitutional History, 11,9 Ill 

Elementary Astronomy, VII, 1 3 3 


C. L. S. 

General Astronomy, VII, 1 3 

Physics, VII, 2 5 

Seminary in Science, VII, 8 1 

CLCCTIVeS; Six Hours 

Pedagogy, 11,7 3 3 

Elements of Politics II, 9 3 3 

Modern History, V 3 3 

Practical Physiology, VII, 7 2 2 

Physics, VII, 2 5 5 

Seminary in Science, VII, 8 1 1 

Dq^artments of Instruction 


Professors Gordon and Wilber. 

In the course in Bible History, attention will be 
given to the origin, character, and principal contents 
of the books of the Bible. Events will be studied in 
the light, not only of the historical portions of Scrip- 
ture, but also of other sacred writings connected with 
them or relating to them. 

The study of the Epistles, designated for the Junior 
and Senior years will include a careful examination 
of the covenants, laws, institutions and types of the 
earlier dispensation. 

The course in Biblical Poetry will consist of a book 
study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, with 
a more minute study of selections from those parts of 

The course in Prophecy will include an analytical 
survey of the prophetic books of the Bible, a study of 
predictions that have been fulfilled, together with 
records of their fulfillment, and an examination of 
predictions relating to events yet future. 

The text book will be the Revised Version. For the 
purpose of securing that fuller knowledge of the inci- 
dents in the life of Christ which can be obtained only 
by a comparative study of the records, a Harmony of 
the Gospels (Robinson-Davies) will be used as a text 
book in that part of the course in Bible History. 


Helps — In connection with the Bible, Freshmen 
will study Blakie's Manual of Bible History, and 
Juniors, Uhlhorn^s Conflict of Christianity with Hea- 

Special Course — The above studies are required. 
An optional course of instruction in Christian work is 
offered, open to students in any class. 

Aim — The constant aim in the Biblical instruction 
of the Institution will be to promote the formation of 
Christian character and to fit for enlarged Christian 


1. Religion — Theism, Christianity. 

Professor Gordon. 

It is believed that a comprehensive and thorough 
knowledge of the great truths of Religion is an essen- 
tial part of a complete education, and that in our day 
it is exceedingly important that students in the higher 
schools of learning be well instructed in the grounds 
of Theistic and Christian belief. 

Elements of Religion, Bible; Christian Evidences, 
Mair, Junior, last half year, 3.* Theism, Anti-Theis- 
tic Theories, Flint, Senior, second and third terms, 3. 
Elective: Divine Origin of Christianity Indicated by 
its Historical Effects, Storrs, Senior, first term, 3. 
2. Christian Ethics. 
Professor Gordon. 

It is held that reason and conscience, as well as 
revelation, peremptorily demand obedience to the moral 
law; that this law may be ascertained to some extent 

^Number of recitations a week. 


by the study of human nature and of the facts of ex- 
perience; that it is set forth clearly, fully and authori- 
tatively in the Scriptures. In connection with the 
study of Christian Ethics, the student will be made 
acquainted with the history of ethical speculation. 
Christian Ethics, Gregorys Supplementary Reading. 
Senior, second and third terms, 2. 
3. Psychology. 
Professor Gordon. 

This is a study of the human mind as disclosed 
through self consciousness. Due attention is given, 
however, to the important discoveries that have been 
made in the department of physiological psychology. 
Cognitive and Motive Powers, McCosh. Junior, first 
half year, 4. 

4. Logic. 
Doctor Wilber. 

The aim will be to have the student so master the 
principles of both inductive and deductive logic that 
he will be able to use them with ease and skill in in- 
vestigating truth, producing conviction in the minds 
of others, and in detecting and exposing fallacies. 
The principles of scientific method will receive special 

1. Elements of Jjogic^ Jevons-Hill, Junior, first 
term, 4. Required, Classical and Literary; elective, 
Scientific. (2.) Principles of Science, y<?z;^;^5. Sen- 
ior elective, first term, 3. 

5. Metaphysics. 
Professor Gordon. 

A study of the postulates that underlie all sound 


science and philosophy. First and Fundamental 
Truths, McCosh. Senior, first term, 4. 

6. History of Philosophy. 
Professor Gordon. 

A study of the chief systems of ancient and modern 
philosophy, and of their relation to one another. His- 
tory of Philosophy, Weber. Senior elective, first and 
second terms, 3. 

7. Pedagogy. 
Professor Gordon. 

Our courses include many studies that m re essential 
to a complete education, but are not required as parts 
of the preparation for teaching in the Public Schools. 
These courses, however, include nearly all the studies 
that are required as a condition of appointment to 
that work. It is expected that in the near future pro- 
vision will be made in the College for all the addi- 
tional preparation that may be necessary. Pedagogy 
is now offered as an elective. The course will include 
an extended and thorough study of the History and 
Science of Education. It is open to Juniors and Sen- 
iors and to such special students as are prepared for 
the work to be done. 

8. Economics. 
The President. 

A study of the circumstances most favorable to thte 
production of wealth, and the laws of its distribution. 
Economics, Hadley, Junior, second and third terms, 
4. Required, Classical and Literary; elective. Sci- 

departments of instruction 23 

9. Politics and Jurisprudence. 
The President. 
(1.) Constitutional History: The United States 
Government. American Commonwealth, Bryce. 
Senior, first term, 2; second and third terms, 1. 

(2.) Introduction to Political Science, Seeley. 
Senior elective. Classical and Literary, third term, 3. 
(3.) A First Book of Jurisprudence, Pollock. Sen- 
ior elective, first term, 3. 

10. Sociology. 
Doctor Wilber, 
A study of Society and of the means for its improve- 
ment. The course will include a study of the princi- 
ples of Socialism. Christian Sociology, Crafts. Jun- 
ior elective, third term, 4 


1. Latin. 
Professor H. P. Wilber. 

(1.) Livy, Books I — XXI. Attention to forms 
and syntax. Essays by members of the class on topics 
in Roman history and biography. Freshman, first 
term, 4. 

(2.) Horace: Odes, Epodes, Carmen Saeculare. 
Freshman, second term, 4. 

(3.) Horace: Satires, Epistles, Ars Poetica; com- 
position; Topical studies in Roman antiquities. 
Freshman, third term, 4. 

(4.) Cicero: De Senectute, and (1) De Amicitia, 
or (2) one book of the Tusculan Disputations. Rapid 
reading to grasp the thought without translating. 
Sophomore, first term, 4. 


(5.) Tacitus: Germania, and (1) Agricola, or (2) 
Dialogus de Oratoribus; Studies in the style of Taci- 
tus. Sophomore, second term, 4. 

(6.) Juvenal: Six Satires. Martial: Selected 
Epigrams. Sophomore, third term, 4. 

2. Greek. 
Professor Roberts. 

(1.) Homer: Odyssey, Books I — III Seymore. 
Study of forms, construction, and mythology. Fresh- 
man, first term, 4. 

(2.) Xenophon: Memorabilia, Winans; Socrates: 
Life, Work, Character. Collateral reading, Mahaffey's 
Primer of Old Greek. Freshman, second term, 4. 

(3.) Aeschines: Ctesiphon. In the study of this 
oration and that of Demosthenes on the Crown, the 
next subject in the course, the connection between the 
two will receive attention. Freshman, third term, 4. 

(4.) Demosthenes: De Corona; historical setting, 
style, plan; Demosthenes as an orator. Sophomore, 
first term. 

(5.) Plato: Phsedo, Wagner; the argument for 
the immortality of the soul; Plato's philosophy. 
Sophomore, second term, 4. 

(6.) Greek Drama. ^Eschylus: Agamemnon; 
study of the Greek Drama. Sophomore, third term, 4. 

Throughout the course attention is directed to the 
relations between the Greek language and the English. 

3. Spanish. 
Professor Roberts. 

Spanish is not required for graduation. But pro- 
vision is made for giving to any who may desire to 


learn the language a full course of instruction in it, 
and of practice in the use of it. The aim is to secure 
such acquaintance with the vocabulary, pronunciation, 
grammatical forms, and idioms, that the student will 
be able to use the language in ordinary conversation, 
and to appreciate duly the literature. 

First Year — Worman's First and Second Spanish 
Books. A Practical Course in the Spanish Language. 

Second Year — Grammar. Selections from Spanish 
Comedy. Gil Bias. 

4. English. 
Professor Gordon. 

The Language — The aim will be to secure correct- 
ness in pronunciation, spelling, and grammatical forms 
and constructions; an extended and thorough ac- 
quaintance with the history and composition of the 
language, and the modes and laws of its growth; a 
wide and exact knowledge of the meaning of words, as 
a means to the accurate and appropriate expression of 
thought, and to the clear and full understanding of 
the writings and spoken discourse of others. 

The instruction and training of the preparatory 
schools will be continued as there may be need. All 
the professors will require, as part of the work in their 
respective departments, the use of good English. The 
lessons in literature will include a careful study of the 
author's language. 

Study of Words, Trench^ Hunt Sophomore, third 
term, 4. Lectures on the history and structure of the 

The Literature — Through the greater part of the 
course attention will be concentrated on the produc- 


tions selected for study. Facts and opinions about 
authors will be noticed, but mainly for the purpose of 
gaining a clearer and deeper insight into their writ- 
ings. The object will be to help the student attain a 
true conception of the author's thought and of his art, 
and form a correct judgement respecting them, and 
obtain from the productions studied the pleasure and 
profit which they are fitted to give, and, through this 
study of examples of good literature, to render him 
capable of discerning and appreciating the excellence 
of other great literary works, and to awaken and de- 
velop such a love for the best literature as will impel 
to the earnest and diligent study of it, not only during 
the stay in college, but throughout life. 

Milton: Selected Poems; Macaulay's Essay on Mil- 
ton. Freshman, first term, 3. 

Introduction to English Literature, Pancoast. 
Sophomore, Classical and Literary, first and second 
terms, 2. 

Tennyson: In Memoriam. Junior, first term, 1. 

Browning: Selected Poems. Junior, second term, 1. 

Wordsworth: Excursion. Junior, third term, 1. 

Shakespeare: Selected Dramas. Junior elective in 
Classical and Scientific courses, last half year, 4. 

Bacon: Advancement of Learning; Macaulay's 
Essay on Bacon. Senior elective, first term, 3. 

Browning: The Ring and the Book. Senior elec- 
tive, second term, 3. 

Required English Readings. 

These constitute a part of the work required for 
graduation, and for admission to advanced standing. 
Students not taking a regular course are required to 


read each term the works prescribed for one of the 
regular classes during that term, their selection being 
subject to the approval of the Professor of English 

The purpose of this course of Readings is to secure 
a much wider acquaintance with the best literature 
in the English language than can be secured through 
the work of the class room. There are no recitations 
in these subjects, but examinations are held for the 
purpose of testing the student's acquaintance with 

The productions included in the Collegiate course 
of Required Readings are: Selected Poems, Milton; 
Friends in Council, Helps; Essays on Burns and Scott, 
Carlyle; Selected Poems, Wordsworth and Coleridge; 
The Task, Cowper; Selected Essays and Poems, Addi- 
son^ Pope^ Dryden; Idylls of the King, Tennyson; 
The Prelude, Wordsworth; Aurora Leigh, Elizabeth 
Browning; Faerie Queen, Book I, Spenser; Essays? 

5. General Literature. 
Professor Gordon. 

This course is designed for students who do not 
wish to devote so much time to the study of language 
as is required in the Classical course, nor so much to 
natural science as is required in the Scientific, but do 
wish the knowledge and culture to be obtained by an 
extended and critical study of the best literature. It 
includes four years of Latin, and two of either 
German or French, and two additional of either Ger- 
man, French or Latin. A study is made of about fif- 
teen of the greatest literary productions of the world. 


The selections from foreign literatures are studied in 


(1.) Required in the Collegiate Literary Course. 

Milton's Paradise Lost, Freshman, first term, 4. 

Corneille, Racine, Moliere: Selected Works, Fresh- 
man, second term, 4. 

Schiller's William Tell, Goethe's Iphigenia. Fresh- 
man, third term, 4 

Dante's Divina Comedia. Sophomore, first half 
year, 4. 

Shakespeare's As You Like It, Merchant of Venice, 
Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Tempest. Soph- 
omore, second half year, 4. 

(2.) Electives. 

In all courses. Studies in Literature and Style, 
Hunt Junior, first term, 4. History of Literature, 
Carlyle^ Junior, second term, 4. 

In Classical and Scientifc courses. Dante's Di- 
vina Comedia. Junior, first half year, 4. Shakes- 
peare: Selected Works. Junior, second half year, 4. 
6. German and French. 
Professor Wilson. 

The course in each of these branches is designed to 
give the student such a knowledge of the language — 
pronunciation, gramatical forms, syntax, and the 
meaning of words — that he will be able to speak it 
correctly and with ease; and such an introduction to 
the literature as will not only enable him to under- 
stand and appreciate the productions read, but also 
prepare him for a more extended and thorough study 
of the subject. 

The course in each covers a period of twelve terms. 


six in the preparatory department, six in the Col- 

The college offers superior advantages to students 
desiring to acquire a thorough and practical knowledge 
of these languages. The Professor in charge of the 
Department received her education in France and 
Germany. French is her native tongue. 

(1.) Translations of Prose and Poetry. Compo- 
sition. Freshman, first term, 4. 

(2.) Hillern's Hoher als die Kirche, Freshman, 
second term, 4 

(3.) Schiller's Maria Stuart. Freshman, third 
term, 4. 

(4.) Schiller: Selected Prose Works, Collateral 
Reading, Essays on Literary Works. Sophomore, first 
term, 4. 

(5.) Heine: Die Harzveise. Goethe: Hermann 
and Dorothea. Sophomore, second term, 4. 

(6.) Goethe: Selected Prose Writings. Sopho- 
more, third term, 4. 


(1.) Translations, Composition, Conversation. 
Freshman, first term, 4. 

(2.) Loti: Pecheurs d'Islande. Chateaubriand: 
Selected Works. Freshman, second term, 4. 

(3.) Angier, Pailleron, or Ohnet. Freshman, third 
term, 4. 

(4.) Moliere: L' Avare. Essays on Literary 
Works. Sophomore, first term, 4. 

(5.) Cornielle, Racine, Modern Comedies. Soph- 
omore, second term, 4. 


(6.) Hugo: Hernani, Les Travailleurs de la Mer, 
or Les Miserables. Sophomore, third term, 4. 

Provision is made for systematic and progressive 
instruction and training in both composition and de- 
livery. The aim is to develop in the student as fully 
as possible the power to gather and arrange the ma- 
terials for discourse, and to express thought effectively 
in public speech and in writing. The instruction 
given through text books is supplemented by that of 
the teacher, and by the careful criticism of the stu- 
dent's exercises in composition and delivery. System- 
atic and frequent practice in speaking and writing is 
required throughout the course. 

1. Rhetoric 

Style. Rhetoric, Its Theory and Practice, Phelfs 
and Frink. Freshman, first term, 4. 

Style and Invention. Practical Rhetoric, Genung. 
Masterpieces of Eloquence. Elements ot Criticism. 
Junior, second half year, 4. 

In connection with Rhetoric the student will study 
some of the best prose writings in the English lan- 
guage. The studies in Psychology and Logic during 
the first part of the Junior year will enable the student 
to gain a much clearer and fuller understanding, than 
would otherwise be possible, of some of the subjects 
included in advanced Rhetoric. 

Students desiring greater proficiency in the art of 
writing than would be attained by doing thoroughly 
the work prescribed in the College course, will, if they 
so desire, receive assistance from the Professor of Rhe- 
toric in the private study of the subject. 

departments of instruction 31 

2. Elocution. 

Voice Culture, Vocal Expression, Gesture, 

Platform Movement. 

Miss York. 

The aim is to develop, as fully as possible, all the 
powers, physical and mental, which are exercised in 
expressing thought and feeling appropriately and ef- 
fectively in reading and speaking. Special attention 
is drawn to the principle that, in order to read and 
speak well, one must properly apprehend and feel the 
thought to be expressed. The student is carefully in- 
structed and trained in the art of using the voice and 
the body as means of expression. Naturalness in de- 
livery is emphasised as a quality of the first impor- 

The President. 

(1.) England. History of the English People 
(abridged edition). Green, Freshman, second term, 
4; third term, 2. 

(2.) The Protestant Reformation. History of the 
Reformation, Fisher, Junior, first half year, 3. 

(3.) European Civilization. History of Civiliza- 
tion in Europe, Gtctzot, Senior, first term, 3. Re- 
quired, Classical and Literary; elective. Scientific. 

(4.) Modern History. Senior elective. Classical 
and Literary, second and third terms, 3. 

The history of Christianity, on account of both the 
intrinsic importance of the subject, and the connection 
of that great spiritual movement with the progress 
made in individual and social well-being during the 
last eighteen centuries, receives special attention. 


There will be frequent practice in historical re- 
search under the direction of the Professor, and in the 
preparation of papers on assigned subjects. 


Professor Stever. 

(1.) College Algebra, Wentworth. Freshman, 
three terms, 4. 

(2.) Plane Trigonometry, Wentworth, Sopho- 
more, first term, 4. 

( 3. ) Spherical Trigonometry and Surveying, Went- 
worth. Sophomore, second term, 4. 

(4.) Analytical Geometry, Wentworth, Required, 
Scientific; elective. Classical and Literary, Junior, first 
and second terms, 4. 

(6.) Mechanics. Junior elective, third term, 4. 

(6.) Calculus. Required, Scientific; elective. 
Classical and Literary, Senior, second and third 
terms, 3. 

Book-keeping. Students desiring to take a course 
in this subject under an experienced teacher have op- 
portunity to do so. 


Professor Begg. 

1. Astronomy. 

In the Classical and Literary courses there is re- 
quired a study of at least the fundamental facts and 
principles of this science; in the Scientific, a much 
wider and more thorough study. The text for the for- 
mer will be Young's Elementary Astronomy; for the 
latter, Young's General Astronomy. Classical or lit- 


erary students may, if they so desire, take the more 
advanced course instead of the other. 
2. Advanced Physics. 

Dynamics, Sound, Light, Heat, Electricity and 
Magnetism. Required, Scientific; elective, Classical 
and Literary. Senior, three terms, 5. 
3. Chemistry. 

(1.) Elementary Chemistry and Qualitative An- 
alysis. Introduction to the Study of Chemistry , i?^//2- 
sen. Qualitative Analysis, Afpleton, Sophomore, 
Classical and Literary, Fourth Year Preparatory 
Scientific, three terms, 5. 

( 2. ) Advanced Qualitative and Elementary Quan- 
titative Analysis. This course is designed to give both 
a theoretical and practical knowledge of the methods 
and processes of chemical analysis. Qualitative An- 
alysis and Quantitative Analysis, Appleton. Chemis- 
try (advanced course), Remsen, Required, Sopho- 
more Scientific; elective. Junior, Classical and Literary, 
three terms, 4. 

4. Geology. 

A study of the structure of the earth, the forces op- 
erating in it, and the changes it has undergone. Dana's 
Geology, last edition. Study of fossils and lithological 
specimens. Field work. 

5. Botany. 

(1.) Structural Botany. A course in the element- 
ary principles of plant structure and classification. 
Fifty specimens of different species of the Flora of this 
State, properly classified and labeled, to be handed in 
to the Professor in charge of the department before 


the end of the third term, by each of the students tak- 
ing this course. These, or duplicates of them, to be 
retained for the College herbarium. Freshman, second 
term, 3; third term, 5. 

(2.) Systematic Botany. In this course a study 
is made of groups of plants and of the development of 
plant life from the simplest forms to the highest 
phaenogams. Each of the students taking this course 
will be required to hand in one hundred specimens of 
different species of the Flora of this State, properly 
labeled and classified, with duplicates of the same. 
The duplicates to be retained for the herbarium. 
Sophomore, Scientific, second term, 2; third term, 5. 

6. Zoology. 

(1.) A laboratory course, including a study of 
specimens of the principal groups of animals, with 
lectures on their structure and classification. Re- 
quired, Freshman, Scientific; elective Junior, Classical 
and Literary, first and second terms, 4. 

(2.) An advanced course, which will include the 
preparation of specimens for the laboratory, and mu- 
seum study, and in which special attention will be 
given to the vertebrata. Sophomore, Scientific, first 
and second terms, 2. 

Practical Zoology, Colton, References: Zoology, 
Packard) Comparative Zoology, Or ton, 

7. Human Anatomy and Physiology. 
Required, Sophomore, Scientific; elective. Senior, 
Classical and Literary; Human Body (advanced 
course), Martin^ first and second terms, 3; Practical 
Physiology, third term, 2. 

departments of instruction 35 

8. Seminary in Science. 

The study of assigned subjects under the direction 
of the Professor of Natural Science, the preparation of 
papers on the same by the students, and the discussion 
of such assigned subjects in class. 


Professor Morgan. 

The Faculty encourage the study of Music as an 
important part of a complete education. The Professor 
in charge of this department is fully equipped for her 
work by training in this country and in Europe, as well 
as by experience in prominent institutions of learning. 
The tested and approved methods for vocal and instru- 
mental culture are conscientiously employed for the 
rapid advancement of pupils. Some unusual advan- 
tages in choral study and practice are open to the 
students. A College choral club of much promise has 
been formed. 


Miss York. 

This is regarded by the Faculty as an essential and 
important part of a complete education. The end 
sought is health, vigor, ease and grace of movement, 
facility in using the body as an instrument of expres- 
sion, physical fitness for the work to be done in College 
and in after life. Exercises adapted to secure these 
results are provided for. Students are urged to avail 
themselves of the opportunity offered for developing 
and training the bodily powers. The officers of the 
College are heartily in favor of out-door sports that 
give strength and agility to the body and do not in- 
volve a sacrifice of intellectual and moral excellence. 
The campus contains an attractive tennis court, and a 
field, three acres in extent, for various kinds of athletic 

Synopsis of preparatory Courses of Study 

In our public schools, and in nearly all academies 
of high grade, the time allowed for work preparatory 
to entering college, after the completion of the gram- 
mar school course, is four years. Experience has shown 
that, for most students, less time than this is insuffi- 
cient. The Preparatory course in this institution has 
been changed from three years to four. 



C. L. S. 

Bible: Joseph, I Ill 

Latin Lessons, 11,1 5 6 5 

English Words, II, 3 2 2 2 

Irving, II, 3 2 2 2 

Reading: Tales of a Traveler, 11,3 

Composition, Elocution, II, 3 Ill 

Algebra, IV 5 5 5 

Physical Geography, V, J 4 4 4 


Bible; Elijah, Elisha, 1 1 1 1 

Latin Lessons, II, 1 5 5 5 

English Words, 11,3 2 2 2 

Hawthorne, II, 3 2 2 2 

NOTE. — C, denotes the Classical course, Z,., the Literary , 
S, , the Scientific, The Roman numerals and the figures con- 
nected with them refer respectively to the Departments of In- 
struction and divisions of the same. See page 41, 

The figures in the colum^ns indicate the course in which sub- 
jects are studied and the number of recitations a week. 


C. L. S. 

Reading: Christmas Carol, 11,3 

Composition, Elocution, II, 3 Ill 

Algebra, IV 5 5 5 

Physical Geography. V, 1 4 4 4 


Bible: Daniel, Esther, I Ill 

Latin: Viri Romae, II, 1 5 5 5 

English Words, II, 3 2 2 2 

Brown, II, 3 2 2 2 

Reading: Lays of Ancient Rome, II, 3 

Composition, Elocution, II, 3 Ill 

Algebra, IV 5 5 5 

Physical Geography, V, 1 4 4 4 


Bible: Noah, Abraham, I Ill 

Latin: Caesar, II, 1 4 4 4 

Greek: Beginner's Book, II, 2 4 

English Grammar, 11,3 3 3 3 

Scott, Southey, II, 3 3 3 

Reading: Vicar of Wakefield, II, 3 

Composition, Elocution, II, 3 Ill 

Algebra, IV 4 4 4 

Physiology, V, 2 4 4 4 


Bible: Moses, I 1 1 1 

Latin : Caesar, II, 1 4 4 4 

Greek: Beginner's Book, II, 2 4 

English Grammar, Rhetoric, II, 3 3 3 3 

Longfellow, Whittier, Lowell, II, 3 4 4 


C. L. S. 

Reading: Henry Esmond, II, 3 

Composition, Elocution, II, 3 Ill 

History; United States, III 3 3 3 

Physiology, V, 2 4 4 4 


Bible: Joshua, I Ill 

Latin : Caesar, II, 1 4 4 4 

Greek: Beginner's Book, II, 2 4 

Rhetoric, II, 3 3 3 3 

Composition, Elocution, II, 3 Ill 

DeQuincey, Macaulay, 11,3 4 4 

Reading: Ivanhoe, II, 3 

History: United States, III 3 3 3 

Physiology, V, 2 4 4 4 


Bible: Samuel, 1 1 1 1 

Latin: Cicero, II, 1 4 4 4 

Greek: Xenophon, Composition, II, 2 5 

Reading: Silas Marner, II, 3 

General Literature: Greek, II, 4 4 

Composition, Elocution, II, 3 Ill 

Scott, Southey, 11,3 3 

German, II, 5; or French, II, 6 4 4 

General History, III 2 2 2 

Plane Geometry, IV 4 4 4 

Physics, V, 3 5 

Bible: David, I 1 1 1 


C. L. S. 

Latin: Cicero, II, 1 4 4 4 

Greek: Xenophon, Composition, II, 2 5 

General Literature : Greek, II, 4 4 

Longfellow, Whittier, Lowell, II, 3 4 

Addison, II, 3 1 

Composition, Elocution, II, 3 Ill 

German, II, 5; or French, II, 6 4 4 

General History, III 2 2 2 

Plane Geometry, IV 4 4 4 

Physics, V, 3 5 


Bible: Solomon, I Ill 

Latin: Cicero, II, 1 4 4 4 

Greek: Xenophon, Composition, II, 2 5 

De Quincey, Macaulay, II, 3 4 

Reading : Warren Hastings, II, 3 

General Literature : Greek, II, 4 4 

German, 11,5; or French, II, 6 4 4 

General History, III 3 3 3 

Plane Geometry, IV 4 4 4 

Physics, V, 3 5 


Life of Christ, Mark, I Ill 

Latin: Virgil, II, 1 4 4 4 

Greek: Horodotus, 11,2 4 

Composition, Elocution, II, 3 Ill 

German, II, 5; or French, II, 6 4 4 

General History, III 2 2 2 


C. L. S. 

Solid Geometry, IV 4 4 4 

Chemistry, V 5 

Physics, V, 3 5 b 


Life of Christ, Mark, I Ill 

Latin: Virgil, II, 1 4 4 4 

Greek: Homer, II, 2 4 

Versification, II, 3 2 2 2 

Composition, Elocution, II, 3 Ill 

German, II, 5; or French, II, 6 4 4 

Solid Geometry, IV 4 4 4 

Chemistry, V, 4 5 

Physics, V, 3 5 5 


Life of Christ, Mark, 1 1 1 1 

Latin: Virgil, Sallust, II, 1 4 4 4 

Greek: Homer, II, 2 4 

American Literature, II, 3 4 4 4 

Composition, Elocution, II, 3 Ill 

Tennyson, II, 3 2 2 2 

German, II, 5; or French, II, 6 4 4 

Chemistry, V, 4 5 

Physics, V, 3 5 5 

Departments of Instruction 


Professors Stever and Roberts. 
In the Preparatory Department, the subjects of 
Bible study are mainly biographical. Selections addi- 
tional to those named in the Synopsis will be studied 
as time may permit. 


1. Latin. 
Professor Wilber. 

In all courses the requirement in the Preparatory 
Department is four years of Latin. First Year, 5;* 
the other years, 4. Latin Lessons, Collar and Daniell; 
Viri Romae, Rolfe; Caesar; Froude's Caesar; Cicero; 
Virgil; Sallust. 

2. Greek. 
Professor Roberts. 

The requirement in the Preparatory Department, 
Classical course, is three years of Greek; First and Third 
years, 4; Second, 5. Beginner's Book, White (latest 
edition); Xenophon's Anabasis, Goodwin; Homer's 
Iliad, Seymore; Jones' Prose Composition. 

3. English, Rhetoric and Elocution. 
Professor Stever, Miss Mills, Miss York. 

(1.) English Words: spelling, pronunciation, 
meaning, changes. Seventy Lessons in Spelling, 
Williams and Rogers; Pronouncing Handbook, Soule 

* Number of recitations a week. 


and Campbell; A Study of English Words, Anderson; 
First Year, 2. 

(2.) English Grammar. Essentials of English 
Grammar, Whitney; Second Year, first half, 3. 

(3.) English Composition. Foundations of Rhet- 
oric, Hill; Practical Exercises in English, Buehler. 
Second Year, second half, 4. 

Frequent and systematic practice in composition 
throughout the course. 

(4.) Instruction and practice in reading and 
speaking one period each week throughout the course. 

(5.) English Versification. Primer of English 
Verse, Corson, Fourth Year, second term, 2. 

(6.) English Literature. First Year, (1) Brace- 
bridge tiall, (2) House of Seven Gables, (3) Rab and 
other Selections, 2. Second Year Literary and Scien- 
tific, Third Year Classical, (1) Marmion and Life of 
Nelson, 3; (2) Selected American Poems, 4; (3) Flight 
of a Tartar Tribe, and Essays on Chatham and Addi- 
son, 4. Third Year Literary, Sir Roger de Coverley, 
second term, 1. Fourth Year, third term. The Prin- 
cess, 2; Introduction to American Literature, 
Matthews^ 4. 

Required Readings. 

Authors: First Year, Irving, Dickens, Macaulay; 
second. Goldsmith, Thackery, Scott; Third, George 
Eliot, Macaulay. Students, whose prescribed recita- 
tations during any term exceed twenty a week, will, if 
they so desire, be excused from the reading appointed 
for term. 

departments of instruction 43 

4. General Literature. 
Professors Gordon and Roberts. 
The Iliad and The Odyssey, Pope's translation, 
first and second terms. Third Year; Agamemnon, ufEs- 
chyhiSy and (Edipus Tyrannus, Sophocles^ third term, 
4. A full statement respecting the course will be 
found in Collegiate Departments of Instruction, 111,5. 

5. German and French. 
Professor Wilson. 
These languages are studied during the Third and 
Fourth years, one of them required of students pursu- 
ing the Literary and the Scientific courses, 4. Atten- 
tion is called to the statement in Collegiate Depart- 
ments of Instruction, III, 6. 

Third Year. Grammar, Conversation, Easy Trans- 
lations, Brandt's German Reader. 

Fourth Year. Grammar, Syntax, Conversation, 
Composition, Memorizing of poems. Translation of 
selected poetical and prose writings. 
Third Year. Grammar, Conversation, Translation 
of easy prose, La Fontaine. 

Fourth Year. Grammar, Syntax, Conversation, 
Composition, with study of Daudet — Prose works, 
L' abbe' Constantin, Strogoff, Lamertine — Grazilla. 


The President. 
This course begins with a study of the history of 
our own country. Second Year, second and third 


terms, 3. Channing's History of the United States. 
This is followed by studies in the history of the world, 
in its three great devisions, Ancient, Medieval and 
Modern. Third Year, first and second terms, 2; third 
term, 3. Myer's General History. 


Professor Stever. 

(1.) School Algebra, Wentworth, First Year, 5; 
Second Year, first term, 4. 

(2.) Plane Geometry, Wentworth, Third Year, 4. 

(3.) Solid Geometry, Wentzvorth. Fourth Year, 
first and second terms, 4. 


One of the chief aims in this course is to train the 
student to observe carefully, and to reason correctly 
from the facts noted. Two periods of laboratory work 
are counted as one recitation. 

(1.) Eclectic Physical Geography. First Year, 4. 

(2.) Martin's Human Body. Second Year, 4. 

(3.) Text Book of Physics, Hall and Bergen, 
Scientific, Third Year; Classical and Literary, Fourth 
Year, 5. 

(4.) Introduction to Chemistry, Remsen; Quali- 
tative Analysis, Appleton, Scientific, Fourth Year, 4. 

6eneral Information 


Ladies and gentlemen are admitted to all classes 
on the same terms. 

Candidates for admission must present satisfactory- 
testimonials of good moral character. 

Students who have completed the work required of 
eighth grade pupils in the public schools of this State 
are admitted to the First Year class in the Prepara- 
tory Department. 

Students who have passed in the subjects included 
in the course for the Preparatory Department of this 
Institution, or their equivalents, are admitted to full 
standing in the Freshman class. There being no op- 
portunity for Bible study in most of the schools in 
which preparation is made for college, acquaintance 
with the subjects embraced in the Bible course of the 
Preparatory Department is not made a condition of 
entrance to the Collegiate Department. 

Students may be admitted to any class in either 
department on giving satisfactory proof of their having 
done the kind and amount of work required in this 
Institution for admission to the class which they desire 
to enter. 

Applicants will be credited with subjects in which 
they have passed in other schools of good standing, on 
their presenting certificates showing that they have 
done so, provided there was required, at the time, in 
the schools attended, such a knowledge of those sub- 
jects as is required in this Institution. The text used 


and the time devoted to a subject should be stated. 
If a student has passed in subjects not required for 
admission to the class which he desires to enter, men- 
tion should be made, in the certificate, of the work 
done in such subjects. 

Candidates will be examined in all required sub- 
jects except those with which they are credited on cer- 
tificate, or for which satisfactory substitutes are 

Students who have not done the whole of the work 
required for admission to a class, may, at the discre- 
tion of the Faculty, be admitted, subject to the re- 
quirement that the deficiencies be made up within a 
specified time. 

Students entering a class after the opening of the 
year must make up what the class has studied during 
the part of the year already expired. 

Those who are preparing for the College, or for an 
advanced class in the Preparatory Department, should 
select one of the three courses offered, and make pre- 
paration accordingly. 


The student's knowledge of a subject is tested by 
recitations and examinations. The grading is on a 
scale of 100. The student's grade in a subject is 
determined by adding his examination grade to twice 
his recitation grade, and dividing this sum by three. 
If this grade falls below 70, he will not be credited as 
having passed in the subject. 

An unexcused absence from a recitation counts as 
a failure. 

Absence from the examination in any subject 


counts as a failure, and the student is conditioned in 
that subject until he has passed a satisfactory exami- 
nation in it. 

A student who shall be conditioned in one-half or 
more of his work for a term must withdraw from the 
Institution, or, with permission of the Faculty, enter 
the next lower class. 

Opportunity for the removal of conditions will be 
given at the beginning of each term. A student who, 
after two such opportunities for removing a condition 
have been given, shall have failed to remove it, will be 
required to study the subject with the next lower class, 
and will be enrolled with that class in the Catalogue 
until such deficiencies are made up. 

A student whose recitation grades for a month, in 
any subject, average 70 or less, may, by a vote of the 
Faculty, be dropped from his class in that subject. 


On entering the Institution, students pledge them- 
selves to conform to its regulations. 

Those regulations require: Strictly moral conduct; 
gentlemanly and ladylike deportment; thorough pre- 
paration of all assigned lessons and exercises; regular 
attendance upon all appointed recitations and exami- 
nations, upon the Chapel service, and upon public 
worship on the Sabbath; the faithful and diligent use 
of all the means of improvement which the Institution 
offers to its students. They forbid the use of intoxi- 
cants or tobacco, vulgar and profane language, gamb- 
ling, the frequenting of billiard and pool rooms or any 
questioiiable resort, any conduct inconsistent with the 
purposes for which this school is carried on. Card 


playing, as being a hindrance to the College in its 
work for the intellectual and moral improvement of 
its students is also forbidden. Disregard of these or 
other regulations of the Institution will render the 
student liable to such penalty as, in the judgment of 
the Faculty, the nature and circumstances of the of- 
fense may require. 

Any student who shall mark, scratch, cut, or injure 
in other ways, the buildings or other property of the 
College, will, on conviction, be required to make good 
the damage done, and, if the offense shall call for such 
action, will be suspended. 

The morals of the students will be carefully 
guarded. No student known to be addicted to vicious 
habits, or whose influence is found to be injurious, will 
be permitted to remain in the Institution. 


At the end of each term, there are sent to parents 
and guardians, reports, showing the grades of students 
in scholarship, deportment, and attendance. The 
Faculty request that these reports be carefully ex- 


The Faculty regard it as one of the most important 
parts of their duty to cultivate in the student, respect 
for law. Aiming to educate the young people under 
their care to be law-abiding from principle, without 
supervision, or external constraint, they will endeavor 
to secure conformity to college regulations through the 
student's sense of right, rather than by the exercise of 
authority. In cases in which it shall be necessary. 


however, discipline will be used. Students who neglect 
to do the work assigned them, or who manifest a law- 
less spirit, or whose deportment is unsatisfactory, are 
liable to be dismissed whenever it shall seem advisable 
to the faculty that such action be taken. 


This is an organization composed of twelve stu- 
dents, presided over by the President of the Faculty, 
designed to co-operate with the Faculty in promoting 
good order in the school, and to be a medium of com- 
munication between the body of the students and the 
Faculty in all matters respecting which the students 
may desire legislation. 


Daily prayers are held in the College under direc- 
tion of the Faculty, at which all students are required 
to be present. 

The Faculty will endeavor to have the known 
wishes of parents and guardians as to the church at- 
tendance of students carried out. Students whose 
parents or guardians express no wish in the matter to 
the Faculty, and who do not spend the Sabbath at 
home, will be required to select, subject to the appro- 
val of the Faculty, the church they will attend, and 
will be expected to attend the Sabbath services of that 
church regularly. A school for Bible study, designed 
especially for students, will be conducted in the Col- 
lege on the Sabbath. It is the earnest desire of the 
Faculty that students refrain from all forms of Sab- 
bath desecration, and that they devote the whole of 
the Lord's Day to the use of means for spiritual im- 



The Christian Associations of the College, one com- 
posed of young women, the other of young men, hold 
devotional meetings weekly, and exert a decided influ- 
ence for good. 


A monthly periodical, the Aurora^ is published by 
the students, through a Board of Directors chosen for 
the purpose. The Board elects the editors. The edi- 
tor-in chief is responsible for all matter printed. Re- 
cording occurrences and discussing questions of special 
interest to students, and serving as a means of com- 
munication between the institution and its friends 
outside, this paper is an important factor in the life 
and work of the College. 


The new building for the department of Natural 
Science has been fitted up with the latest conveniences 
for both teacher and student. Valuable additions 
have been made to the chemical and physical labora- 
tories. The Museums contains a considerable collec- 
tion of specimens — fossils, rocks, ores, — that will be 
found of great service in connection with the study of 
Geology. The College is now much better equipped 
for the work to be done in Natural Science than ever 


Through the generosity of friends of the College, 
large and valuable additions have been made to the 
to the library during the present year. 

A collection of several hundred carefully selected 
books is about to be placed in the College library as a 
memorial of Lucy E. Gordon of the class of '94, Im- 
portant additions will be made later to this Memorial 



(1.) For the Term: first term, $25.00; second, 

).00; third, $15.00, — in advance. 

(2.) For the Year, if prepaid, $55.00. 

(3.) For the Course, Preparatory or Collegiate, 
four years, $160.00. 

Special rates will, if necessary, be given to sons and 
daughters of ministers of any evangelical denomina- 
tion, and to candidates for the ministry or for mission- 
ary work. Students taking only one study will be 
charged one half the usual rates; two studies, three 
fourths; three studies, full tuition. 

When the student is absent on account of sickness 
or other like necessity, one half the charges covering 
the time of absence is deducted. No deductions are 
made for unnecessary absence, or for absence from 
any cause for less than one month. 

Tuition for music is extra, and is as follows: In- 
strumental, piano or violin, $8.00 a month, $1.00 a 
lesson; vocal, the same; use of piano, $2.00 a month. 


Chemistry, $3.00 a term; Physics, $1.00; Zoology, 
$2.00; Botany,$1.00; Biology, $3.00; breakage deposits 
connected with each of these studies, $2.00, the unex- 
pended balance returnable. 


A deposit of $2.00 is required each year of every 
student as a provision for any damage that may be 
done by him to the College buildings or premises. So 


much of this as may not have been needed for that 
purpose will be returned at the end of the year, or on 
his leaving the Institution. 

The fee for a bachelor's degree is $5.00; for gradua- 
tion from the Preparatory Department, $2.00. 

No student will be retained in the College, nor hon- 
orably dismissed, whose dues to the Institution at the 
end of a term are not all paid, or satisfactorily ar- 
ranged for. 


The average necessary annual expense in the Pre- 
paratory Department would probably not exceed 
$6.00; in the Collegiate, Freshman or Sophomore years, 
$10.00; Junior or Senior, $15.00. In most cases 
books can be bought second hand or in cheap editions. 


The College has no boarding department. Room 
and board with private families can be obtained at 
from $16.00 to $18.00 a month; furnished rooms, $5.00 
to $8.00; unfurnished, $3.00 to $6.00. 

In a well managed club, the expense for board 
would probably not exceed $12.00 a month. Students 
can board themselves at a still smaller cost. Those 
who so desire can usually find opportunity to earn 
part or all of their board and lodging by work. 

It is required that students room and board only at 
places approved by the Faculty. For the convenience 
of students, there will be prepared a list of places for 
lodging and boarding from which selections may be 
made. Others may be chosen, however, subject to ap- 

Students having arrangements to make for rooms 


and board should come to the College a day or two 
before the opening of the term. A representative of 
the Faculty will be there to give whatever information 
or direction may be needed. 

The average expenses of students in Occidental 
College, including tuition, are considerably less than 
in some of the Institutions that are nominally "tuition 
free,'' the amount to be paid in fees in those Institu- 
tions and the usual incidental expenses being much 
larger than in this School. 

No earnest student in good health need be afraid 
to undertake a course in Occidental College. 

Information respecting admission, studies, expenses, 
additional to what is given in the catalogue, may be 
obtained by correspondence with the President. Ad- 
dress, 1831 Pasadena Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. Tele- 
phone Alta 311. 

Hrticles of Incorporation 


The name of this corporation shall be The Occi- 
dental College of Los Angeles. 


The purposes for which it is formed are: To re- 
ceive and to hold, by purchase, gift, devise, bequest or 
grant, real and personal property, and to sell, mort- 
gage, lease, or otherwise dispose of the same; to erect 
buildings, establish and maintain a university or col- 
lege for educational purposes, with all power necessary 
to conduct and maintain such university or college; 
to grant such literary honors as are usually granted 
by any college or university of learning in the United 
States, and in testimony thereof to give suitable diplo- 
mas under their seal and the signatures of such offi- 
cers of the university or college, the corporation and 
the institution, as shall be deemed expedient. Said 
college or university shall be open for the equal edu- 
cation of both sexes; and its Faculty and management 
shall be in accord with Evangelical Christianity. 


The place where said seminary, college or univer- 
sity is to be conducted and its principal business is to 
be transacted, is, and shall be, in one of the buildings 


of the university or college, located near the eastern 
l^undary of the City of Los Angeles, in the County of 
Lob Angeles and State of California. 


The time for which it is to exist is fifty years from 
and after the date of its incorporation, and for such 
further time as may be allowed by law. 


The number ot its trustees shall be fifteen, at least 
twelve of whom shall be members of the religious or- 
ganization denominated ^^The Presbyterian Church in 
the United States of America." Said trustees shall 
respectively hold office and be elected for five years. 

Xintnediatc l^eeds of the College 

(1.) An Assembly Hall, in which to hold the 
Chapel service, and other general exercises; estimated 
cost, about $2,500. 

(2.) An Endowment of at least $100,000, as a 
source of income with which to pay the salaries of 

In view of the facts concerning the college stated in 
the preceeding pages — its aim, the progress made, the 
present condition and prospects of the Institution, the 
character of the education it offers, it is with confi- 
pence asked that friends of Christian education give 
promptly the aid needed. 

Donors who, while still living, place in the hands 
of the Trustees, money or other property designed for 
the College, have the satisfaction of seeing some of the 
fruits of their liberality, and prevent litigation that 
might possibly arise in connection with a bequest. 

In making a bequest to the College in a last will 
and testament, the following form may be used, being 
sufficient in law for money or any kind of property: 

I give and bequeath to the Occidental College of 

Los Angeles^ State of Calif or^tia^ the sum of 

dollars (or description of property). 

If the bequest is intended to be used for some spe- 
cific purpose, the testator's intention should be dis- 
tinctly stated. 

A will must be signed and declared in the presence 
of at least two witnesses, who must subscribe their 
names in the presence of the testator and of each other. 

Officers of the Hlumni Hssociation 

President Professor Floy K.Roberts 

Vice President Helen Harris 

Secretary and Treasurer Maude E. Bell 

College Senate 

Rev. G. W. Wadsworth, President 
Franklyn E. McClure Mae I. McClung 

Mabel R. Patty John P. Torrey 

Dwight C. Chapin Burdick R. Ells 

Dean B. Cromwell A. Edith Kelso 

J. Worthington Means W. A. Bennetts 
Margaret Roberts Frank M. Salisbury 

Tressa Wells, Secretary 

Register of Students 


C denotes Classical course ^ L., Literary^ 5*., Scientific* 


Franklyn E. McClure C Mediapolis, la. 


Amy P. Gordon L Los Angeles. 

Marie G. Lowder C Los Angeles. 

Jessie B. Mills L Glendale, Cal. 

Alfred Solomon C Los Angeles. 


Mabel R. Patty L Los Angeles. 


Dwight C. Chapin C Los Angeles. 

Dean B.Cromwell L Los Angeles. 

Isabel Crowell L Alhambra, Cal. 

Harry C. Dane S Los Angeles. 

Carrie L. Field L Los Angeles. 

Dorothea E. Lewis L Los Angeles. 

Edward F. McFarland . . . L Rivera, Cal. 

J. Worthington Means. ..L Los Angeles. 

Laura G. Mosher L Alhambra, Cal. 



Harry B. Fish.. Los Angeles. 

Milton Y. Kellam C Los Angeles. 


Edward Solomon C Los Angeles. 

Tressa Wells L Los Angeles. 


Benjamin S. Hunter L Los Angeles. 

Isabelle Mordy L Las Cruces, N. M. 


Howard F. Bartlett S Peoria, Ariz. 

Merritt L. Bailey C Los Angeles. 

W. A. Bennetts C lone, Cal. 

Norman J. Dilworth C Los Angeles. 

Metta S. Langberg C Los Angeles. 

E. Estelle McClung L Los Angeles. 

Sylvester Rideout L Los Angeles. 


Sumner S. Boal S Los Angeles. 

William M. Boyle Los Angeles. 

William R. Cromwell S Los Angeles. 

A.Willis Crippen S ...Los Angeles. 

Georgia Donnell Pasadena. 

John E. Furneaux Los Angeles. 

Kenneth Mackenzie Los Angeles. 

Fanny F. Maclaughlin Los Angeles. 

Joseph F. Marek L Los Angeles. 

Herbert Sibley C Los Angeles. 

A. Crew Waite Los Angeles. 

William M. Walker C Los Angeles. 

Olive L. Williams Los Angeles. 


Soo HooGah Los Angeles. 

William Geddes Los Angeles. 

H. Perry Howland Pasadena. 


EliosePoor Los Angeles. 

Ralph C. Weaver Los Angeles. 


Alice L. Bixby San Bernardino, Cal. 

Holton S. Browning Los Angeles. 

William H. Burr Pomona, Cal. 

George E. Cox Los Angeles. 

Katherine I. Curry Los Angeles. 

Mabel L. Dinsmore Los Angeles. 

Emma Donnell Pasadena. 

Helen Dorrance Davisville Cal, 

Kenneth Dunham Santa Monica, Cal. 

Burdick R. Ells South Pasadena, Cal. 

Alexander Y. Gordon Los Angeles. 

Olive Hanley Los Angeles. 

Susy B. Hewett Los Angeles. 

C. Bernard Hubbs Los Angeles. 

Helen M. Hubbs Los Angeles. 

Bertha Hurtt Pomona, Cal. 

A. Edith Kelso Inglewood, Cal. 

Charles B. Leflfler Los Angeles. 

Jesse A. Martin Los Angeles. 

Mae I. McClung ...': Los Angeles. 

Samuel H. Mitchell. Los Angeles. 

Margaret Roberts Los Angeles. 

Frank M. Salisbury Los Angeles. 

Robert Sprague Los Angeles. 

John F. Torrey Los Angeles. 

M. Jessie York Pasadena. 

Cable of Contents 

Calendar 4 

Trustees 5-6 

Faculty 7 

Historical Statement 8-9 

Courses and Degrees 10 

Synopsis of Collegiate Courses 11-18 

Departments of Collegiate Instruction: — 

Bible; Philosophy; Language and Literature; 
Oratory and Written Discourse; History; 
Mathematics; Natural Science; Music; 

Physical Culture 19-35 

Synopsis of Preparatory Courses 36-40 

Departments of Preparatory Instruction : — 
Bible; Language and Literature; History; 

Mathematics ; Natural Science 41-44 

General Information : — 

Admission; Scholarship and Standing; Con- 
duct; Reports; Government; Senate; 
Chapel Service and the Sabbath; Religi- 
ous Societies; College Paper; Laboratory 

and Museum; Libraries 45-50 

Expenses: — 

Tuition; Laboratory Fees and Deposits; 
Damage to Buildings; Cost of Text Books; 

Living Expenses 51-53 

Articles of Incorporation 54-55 

Immediate Needs of College thie 56 

Officers of the Alumni Association 57 

Members of the College Senate ,. 57 

Register of Students 58-60 

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